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I’ve spent hours in the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry over the last few nights, taking photographs to turn into calendars, greetings cards, postcards and prints. I’d love to tell you more but I’m up to my eyes in multi-coloured trees, moon-like objects, leaves and stairs that glow in the dark. *Update!* You can now buy official Enchanted Forest merchandise right here.
I’ve put loads of my Enchanted Forest pictures on my Facebook page. And there are more to come. I hope you like them.
Many, many Paws in the Park at yesterday’s doggy event in Rouken Glen Park. I confess I paid more attention to cuddles than photos but I hope you like this lot. It was incredibly hard not to take some of the puppies home.
Here’s what happened at the launch of my exhibition! Brilliant video by Woods Noble Media (if you excuse the fact I’m in it). The exhibition run has been extended so my pictures will now be decorating the walls of Curlers Rest until the 14th August.
You can see what happened behind the scenes during the set up of my exhibition launch in this video.
A one year old harbour seal called Togo made an incredible journey on Thursday; he travelled from the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, Denmark to Aberdeen airport and on to his new home at St Andrews Aquarium. I was there to capture his arrival in Scotland and his onward journey. You’ll see much more of Togo and the Aquarium’s resident seal, Laurel, very soon.
I have good and bad news from St Andrews Aquarium. Sadly, we said goodbye to their original baby meerkat (Piper) this week. He was suffering from a malformation of joints that was causing him some pain and the Aquarium team had to make a very hard decision. Piper was an amazing wee creature and he’ll be sadly missed. He was the star of many of my most popular photos and I enjoyed spending some more time with him a couple of weeks ago; he was great fun and was thriving in his role as big brother to a bunch of new babies.
So that brings me onto the good news.
Kate and Wills gave birth to five new wee ones a few weeks ago and here are a few meerkat family photos I took during my last visit. Unsurprisingly, you’ll see many more pictures soon.
Hello and welcome to all you visitors from Glasgow Comic Con! This is just a wee message to say I’m shooting the event today and you will be able to view and buy my photos online very soon. Please watch this space for a pointer in the right direction.
exhibition launch at Curlers Rest. Think. Maybe. Probably. Anyway, I’ve recovered enough to say a wee bit more about it.
Approximately 60 people attended the launch and I was bowled over by everyone’s kind words and support. I like to think it wasn’t just the bubbly and great food that prompted their enthusiasm! I have 15 photos on display until the end of July – a mix of puffins, meerkats, Scottish weather and the beauty of, among other things, The Enchanted Forest.
It’s my first public exhibition (I exhibited some of my work in BBC Scotland shortly before I left last year) and it was pretty nerve-wracking for more reasons than I dare to bore you with. Happily, it was hailed a success. I had fantastic help from friends on the day (Alison Hutcheson, Rob Beer and Nick Storey), it was an excuse to buy a new frock (and matching handbag – no, I won’t stop talking about it), it’s been featured on three great websites (Glasgow Podcart, Folio 14 and VisitScotland), there’s a press story in the works, many lovely people on Twitter have told their followers about it again and again (thanks to whoever started the #excitedforjulie hashtag – it made me laugh!), and I sold a few prints on the night.
As hostess, it was hard to take photos of the event but, as you can see above, I managed a few at the end of the night (one of my friends said that seeing me behind the camera was the most relaxed I’d been all night). Thanks to Sara Christie for taking the pictures of me, and Ali for the one of me and Patricia Elliot. The event was filmed by Woods Noble Media and I’ll share the videos shortly.
In the meantime, please allow me to share some of the lovely comments from Twitter folk who came along to the launch:
“Well done @juliebee photos looked great as did you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your special evening.” – @caroledunlop
“A success. An unqualified success. @juliebee’s photographic exhibition in @curlers_rest was a resounding success. #excitedforjulie” – @stuglen
“Well done to @juliebee, the meerkats totally rocked! X” – @AnnieBeee (no relation)
“@juliebee Congrats on the opening night – a resounding success! #excitedforjulie” – @armadillojam
“Excellent launch yesterday by @juliebee at @curlers_rest. Photos are fab, definitely a must-see (Byres Rd). Well done!” – @heatheralex
“@juliebee Congrats on a wonderful evening @curlers_rest It was an excellent exhibtion, your work looked great. Well done! #excitedforjulie” – @elizakitten
“@juliebee Thanks for throwing a great party last night and making the Curlers’ walls a damn sight prettier!” – @Anna_Cook
“Congrats on last night!! Excellent show and amazing images!!” – @kenflaw
“Some wonderful pictures to see http://www.juliebee.co.uk/curlersrest/ via @juliebee Why not drop in Curlers Rest on Byres road and look” – @wendyatidrach
“an exhibition I won’t miss!” – @dillytalk
“Some gorgeous pics! Have a look x” – @sue_mulholland
Thanks again, everyone – you were amazing! My exhibition photographs are now available to view and purchase online.